Tag Archives: Spiritual Formation

How to Read Your Way to Heaven?

Advertising claims can be quite sensational, but I’ve never heard one quite like this. I came across this ad for a brand new book that promises instant access to heaven IF you’ll only read the book, titled, How to Read … Continue reading

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The Altered States of Contemplative Prayer

Today we’re talking about Contemplative Prayer. Right off the bat, we need to define our words. When we warn you of the dangers of Contemplative Prayer, what we’re nottalking about is meditating on God’s Word or contemplating His holy nature … Continue reading

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Spiritual Formation: An interview with Dr. Gary Gilley

We need to consider a topic that is often highly charged, and may be challenging for some of you. And there is a good chance that most of us have been affected in some way by it. We’re talking about … Continue reading

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Church shopping? 35 Key Questions to Ask the Church

I originally posted this late last year, but we’ve had some many requests from people who are looking for a new church home that I’m re-posting to bump it higher: If you are looking for a new church, you need … Continue reading

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Church shopping? 35 Key Questions to Ask the Church

I originally posted this late last year, but we’ve had some many requests from people who are looking for a new church home that I’m re-posting to bump it higher: If you are looking for a new church, you need … Continue reading

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Richard Foster, Renovare, Larry Crabb make mystical mix

On April 3rd, Richard Foster’s Renovare organization will be presenting the Formation for Whole Life conference in Houston, Texas, reports Lighthouse Trails: According to several sources, including Rick Warren, Christianity Today, and Lighthouse Trails, Richard Foster is a key player in the … Continue reading

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Richard Foster, Renovare, Larry Crabb make mystical mix

On April 3rd, Richard Foster’s Renovare organization will be presenting the Formation for Whole Life conference in Houston, Texas, reports Lighthouse Trails: According to several sources, including Rick Warren, Christianity Today, and Lighthouse Trails, Richard Foster is a key player in the contemplative prayer … Continue reading

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New Age: Get ready for what’s coming

One of the biggest movements threatening the truth of God’s Word is the New Age, a mystical paradigm that has many different threads. It has permeated the majority of mainline denominations. It is experiential, it is extra-biblical, and it has … Continue reading

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Reader question: How research is compiled

There aren’t that many of us doing the kind of research we do here at Stand Up For The Truth. I try as much as I can to include many sources and link our readers to the excellent watchmen and … Continue reading

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Stop trying to make Spiritual Formation happen

I’ve been thinking about words lately. Words that we use in the visible no longer mean what they used to mean. Terms like Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Presbyterian and especially Evangelical have changed. Today, words like Missional, Transformational or Spiritual Formation … Continue reading

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